May 18, 2024


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Vanguard plans to add Ultra-Short Bond ETF to lineup

Vanguard has submitted an preliminary registration assertion with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the proposed start of Vanguard Ultra-Limited Bond ETF throughout the 2nd quarter of 2021. The new ETF will provide as a small-charge, diversified choice for traders searching for current profits and confined price tag volatility.

The actively managed ETF will be individual from but have a comparable tactic to that of the $sixteen. billion Vanguard Ultra-Limited-Term Bond Fund (Trader Shares: VUBFX Admiral™ Shares: VUSFX) and will be managed by the exact same portfolio administration crew as the mutual fund. It will have an approximated price ratio of .ten{79e59ee6e2f5cf570628ed7ac4055bef3419265de010b59461d891d43fac5627}, when compared with the common price ratio for ultra-brief-phrase bond ETFs of .22{79e59ee6e2f5cf570628ed7ac4055bef3419265de010b59461d891d43fac5627}.*

Like the present Ultra-Limited-Term Bond Fund, the Ultra-Limited Bond ETF will invest in a diversified portfolio of superior-high-quality and, to a lesser extent, medium-high-quality preset profits securities, like investment-grade credit history and authorities debt. The ETF will use the exact same benchmark as the mutual fund, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Bellwethers: one 12 months Index. It will target the exact same common duration—approximately one yr. (Length is a evaluate of the sensitivity of bond prices to curiosity amount movements.)

“Vanguard Ultra-Limited Bond ETF will supply the characteristics of an ETF composition for traders searching for a remedy for anticipated dollars wants in the selection of six to 18 months,” mentioned Kaitlyn Caughlin, head of Vanguard Portfolio Overview Section. “An ultra-brief tactic bridges the gap concerning income market funds giving a steady share price tag and brief-phrase bond funds that are suited for investment horizons of 18 months to three decades.”

The administration crew

Vanguard Ultra-Limited Bond ETF will be managed by the Active Taxable Fixed Earnings Crew in Vanguard Fixed Earnings Group, just one of the world’s largest preset profits professionals with oversight of $two trillion in international belongings as of December 31, 2020. The Active Taxable Crew has managed an present ultra-brief-phrase bond fund tactic due to the fact 2015.

The new ETF will be co-managed by Samuel C. Martinez, CFA®, Arvind Narayanan, CFA, and Daniel Shaykevich. Mr. Martinez has been with Vanguard due to the fact 2007 and has labored in investment administration due to the fact 2010. Mr. Narayanan has labored in investment administration due to the fact 2002 and has been with Vanguard due to the fact February 2019. Mr. Shaykevich, a principal at Vanguard, has labored in investment administration due to the fact 2001 and has been with Vanguard due to the fact 2013.

The Fixed Earnings Group comprises 190 investment professionals, about one hundred of whom are committed to our actively managed taxable preset profits techniques. Employing its deep investment capabilities, disciplined stability assortment approach, and arduous risk administration approaches, the crew seeks to provide consistent, prolonged-phrase functionality to Vanguard consumers.

Vanguard has made available ETFs due to the fact 2001 and seeks to meet up with the wants of a varied established of traders these days with 19 U.S.-domiciled preset profits ETFs symbolizing $298.six billion in consumer belongings as of December 31, 2020.**

*Supply: Ordinary price ratios for ultra-brief-phrase bond investments are .forty five{79e59ee6e2f5cf570628ed7ac4055bef3419265de010b59461d891d43fac5627} for mutual funds and .22{79e59ee6e2f5cf570628ed7ac4055bef3419265de010b59461d891d43fac5627} for ETFs, an total common of .forty three{79e59ee6e2f5cf570628ed7ac4055bef3419265de010b59461d891d43fac5627}, as of December 31, 2020, according to Lipper, a Thomson Reuters Company.

**Supply: Vanguard.

Important information

A registration assertion relating to Vanguard Ultra-Limited Bond ETF has been submitted with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) but has not nonetheless turn out to be efficient.The SEC has not permitted or disapproved these securities or passed on the adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the opposite is regarded a legal offense. These securities may possibly not be sold nor may possibly gives to purchase be recognized prior to the time the registration assertion turns into efficient. This interaction shall not represent an supply to promote or the solicitation of an supply to purchase, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any condition in which this kind of supply, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification beneath the securities legal guidelines of any this kind of condition.

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